National Minerals Information Center

The Mineral Industry of Mississippi

Statistics and information on the nonfuel mineral commodities produced in Mississippi

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

Minerals Yearbook Vol. II - Domestic

2016-2017 data for Mississippi are summarized in the table on this web page. The 2015 chapter data tables (XLS) and 2014 chapter containing text and data tables in PDF and XLS formats are available, with other years, through the links below.

Sources of information

Mississippi is a major producer of ball clay and fuller's earth (montmorillonite); it also produces bentonite, construction sand and gravel and crushed stone.

Statistical Summary

Aggregates Data by State, Type, and End Use

Mineral Commodity Summaries

Mineral Industry Surveys

Minerals Yearbook Volume I -- Metals and Minerals

Mineral Yearbook Volume II - Mississippi chapters

The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for Mississippi extracted from Table 5 in the 2017 Minerals Yearbook Statistical Summary

Nonfuel Mineral Commodity Production in Mississippi1,2,3
Mineral Commodity Units 2016 Quantity 2016 Value (thousands) 2017 Quantity 2017 Value (thousands)
Gemstones, naturale   NA 2 NA 2
Sand and gravel, construction thousand metric tons (1000 t) 10,300 85,000 11,000 90,400
Sand and gravel, industrial 1000 t 2,920r 93,700r 3,250 193,000
Stone, crushed 1000 t 2,170 64,100 2,000 60,700
Combined values of clay (ball clay, bentonite, common clay, montmorillonite)   XX (7) XX (7)
Total   XX 243,000r   344,000

eEstimated. rRevised. NA Not available. XX Not applicable.

1Includes data from the commodity chapters published in the Minerals Yearbook as they were completed and released through December 2020.

2Production as measured by mine shipments, sales, or marketable production (including consumption by producers). Mine output measured as sold or used by producers is primarily shown in the tables, because values can be assigned. Where sold or used data are not available, actual mine output is used as the production measurement and value is estimated average price of the mineral commodity for that year. Data are reported in gross weight unless otherwise specified.

3Data are rounded to no more than three significant digits; may not add to totals shown.

7Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary data; value included in "Undistributed" in the U.S. total value.

Minerals Yearbook Volume II Mississippi chapters:

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Contacts

Madan M Singh

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-4916

Robert M Callaghan

State Mineral Specialist
National Minerals Information Center
Phone: 703-648-7709